” There’s this idea in America that you can be whatever you want. That remains an ideal in terms of how you dress too – when you go shopping, you try on all possible selves and then decide. “


” There’s an American idea that you want to look as young as you can for as long as you can. If you can be mistaken for a teenager from behind into your 50s, then you’ve won, you’ve succeeded. “


” I’m speaking in very broad brushstrokes, but in France, there’s generally this idea that you should look like the best version of the age that you are. “


” In my 40s, I expect to finally reap the average-looking girl’s revenge. I’ve entered the stage of life where you don’t need to be beautiful, simply by being well-preserved and not obese, I would now pass for pretty. “


” Certain woman will be jealous of how skinny you are, no matter what’s causing it. “


” In your 40s, you kind of know how things are likely to go, and you’re better at saying, ‘You know what? That just doesn’t suit me…’ I remember thinking in my 30s, ‘I should go to Burning Man. I could be a Burning Man person.’ And in my 40s, I’m like, ‘You know what? I’m never going to go to Burning Man. “


” Just do what you want more often. Don’t be so worried about what other people expect. “


” I think, in writing a memoir, you kind of give order to your life. “


” The question on my husband’s birthday is always, What do you get for the man who has nothing? “


” Just as dressing well in your forties entails making choices that reflect who you are and not just wearing generic basics, looking good as you get older requires accentuating and enjoying what’s specific to you rather than striving for cookie-cutter perfection. “


” When you’re further along in your career, you probably have more money and more means, you have to stop yourself from giving your child too much. Whereas, if you’re in twenties, you might just get by. “


” I’ve got letters from all over the world saying what you’re describing as American parenting is Chilean middle-class parenting, or it is Finnish middle-class parenting, or it is Slovak middle-class parenting. “



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Certain woman will be jealous of how skinny you are, no matter what
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I think, in writing a memoir, you kind of give order to your life.
The question on my husband
Just as dressing well in your forties entails making choices that reflect who you are and not just wearing generic basics, looking good as you get older requires accentuating and enjoying what
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